Home Rule Promised to Scotland, Wales

From Reuters

British Liberal leader David Steel Friday promised home rule for both Scotland and Wales within two years should an electoral alliance between his party and the social Democrats win power at the next election.

“We are determined to introduce the legislation needed to provide for the setting up of Scottish and Welsh parliaments,” Steel told the closing session of his party’s annual convention in the Scottish town of Dundee.

The parliaments would be “assemblies fashioned to meet the distinct needs and aspirations of their respective nations,” he said. Social Democratic Party leader David Owen promised home rule for Scotland in a speech to the convention last week.